my friend answered an ad that read "1960 Corvette, not original" and came home with a white 1960 Corvette, that had been stored in various garages, buildings for the past 30 or 40 years. This is the kind of story that, most of the HAMBers should enjoy. To complete the story, we will greatly appreciate any related pics, literature, articles, tech info, people, places or things that HAMBdom can furnish. So, how does the "DAMN NASTY" fit in the story? I know some of you are getting the picture. The time frame and years, in the story, may or may not be accurate, our current info is fourth hand and 40 years old. So, here's the current story, as told by the seller to current owner. The car was drag raced by some one from Des Plaines, Illinois during the early or mid 1960's. The car had exterior race lettering, decals, pin stripeing etc. Hole in the hood for carbs or air cleaners. Mildly flared and radiused rear wheel wells. Front bumper removed and the grille openings were shortened. In the mid or late 1960's, an unkown person bought the car without engine or trans. That person did little or nothing to the car for 20 years. In the early to mid 1990's, the car was sold. Suppposedly, to a person in Antioch, Illinois. That person installed engine, trans, exhaust, wheels, tires and an original hood. At this point, the car was street driveable and may have appeared at some car events. Prior to being street driveable, all of the exterior drag race related graphics were buffed off or spray canned over with white paint and any decals or logos had been removed. I know, I know "what the hell"? Today, three of us were rubbing our hands over the old, crusty paint, peering thru magnifying glasses, gently rubbing off paint, poking and picking over and under the car like it was an archeological find in the Egyptian pyramids. For us it was and is. You know what I mean. What did we find? you ask. I know, tell the story, will ya? After some gentle rubbing and using various light sources we found that, on both sides above the body cove, under a few layers of white paint and covering the door and quarter panel is the name "DAMN NASTY". On the deck lid, it says "Kasco Racing Team, Des Plaines, Illinois". On the lower portion of the right quarter panel, it says "Chevrolet, Village Vette Service". On the right rear corner of the hardtop is /G, indicating that, the car ran in the "gas coupe and sedan class". We thought, it would have run in " /SP" (sports car) or " /MSP" (modified sports car). So far, that's all we found. The engine is a early 1970's 350 sbc, T-10 4 speed and 1960 Corvette rear axle. New battery, fresh gas, fix the leaky fuel line and it runs, shifts and brakes. It's alive and well. The interior and carpeting are original. The seats are dry, brittle, cracked, torn, split etc. The factory tach indicates that the engine may have been the 270hp, 283ci. Holes in the dash look to be for the typical dash mounted race tach. Snaps on the dash and around the driver/passenger seat area are typical of snaps for a tonneau cover. Holes behind the seats and in the passenger foot/floor area indicate that a bolt in/out single hoop roll bar with an angled vertical brace was used for drag racing. Plans are a good cleanup, duplicate the original drag race exterior graphics, pin stripeing and decals, install similar engine and induction system and wheels and tires (as originally raced). If, all works well, nostalgia drag racing here it comes. As the story grows, on this end, I will update this thread. Any one with info etc., post to this thread or PM me. The engine, induction system, wheels and tires are the things that, require the correct info, from when it was raced. "What if you ran this" or "maybe it ran this or that" are not going to help. Any good, solid verifiable info will definitely help the car return to its original "as raced" condition. Thanks in advance.